Business Section :: Page 18

  • Vernay to demolish building

    After sitting idle and mostly empty for the past four years, the Vernay Laboratories Dayton Street facility is set for demolition in mid-December. And thanks to the company and retired employee Joe Ayres, the Village now has a slightly used emergency power generator to serve the local wellfield and the wastewater plant in the case of a power outage.

  • Antioch Company files for bankruptcy protection

    After almost a year of considering alternative paths, leaders of The Antioch Company last Wednesday, Nov. 12, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and reached an agreement with lenders on how to handle the company’s debt.

  • Tire burning nixed for now

    Late last week the Cemex Fairborn cement plant withdrew its request with the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency to test burn tires as a partial fuel for its manufacturing operations.

  • This hot little town is Coolsville

    Mary Kay Smith, left, and Kim Korkan, owners of The Winds, which was singled out in Budget Travel magazine’s article about the ‘10 Coolest Small Towns’ in America, are surprised at the attention the restaurant is receiving.

    Is there anyone among us who does not think Yellow Springs is cool? Now Budget Travel magazine has confirmed this distinction in its September issue by naming the village one of the “10 Coolest Small Towns” in America.

  • Tire burn raises concerns

    Last May, after having been turned down in 2006 due to earlier air emissions and kiln violations, Cemex’s Fairborn cement plant received approval from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to conduct two 60-day tests using whole scrap tires for up to 30 percent of its fuel source.

  • New name, new head for The Antioch Company

    The year 2008 has been a momentous time of change for The Antioch Company and its leaders. With the sale of Antioch Publishing, Lee Morgan’s retirement as president and CEO of the company in June, and his wife Vicki Morgan’s retirement two months prior…

  • Residents question Cemex standards

    In a panel discussion held Thursday night, Aug. 27, and organized by Village Environmental Commission to clarify Cemex’s plans to test burn tires as a partial fuel for the cement plant down the road, the clearest thing that emerged from the panel discussion was the distrust for Cemex among residents of Yellow Springs.

  • Find farm fare and friends at market

    Carrie and Glen Smith stole away from their uncle Danny McGovern’s veggie stand to sample the scents of White Mountain Honey Farm’s beeswax soaps.

    The lure of plump eggplant bulbs and summer squash peeking out from their crates and the sunburst of dahlias and daisies reaching out to be picked is enough to keep a shopper quite busy at the Yellow Springs Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning.

  • New eatery touts Peruvian, U.S. foods

    Lawren and Diana Williams of Fairborn are opening their new restaurant, Williams Eatery and Gathering Place, at the beginning of this month. The restaurant, on the corner of Corry and Dayton streets, will feature both American and Peruvian food.

    “I was always drawn to the preparation of food,” said Lawren (“Lawrence without the c-e”) Williams. “My mom says some of her fondest memories of me are when I was real little and was always trying to create dishes. None of them were any good — I just liked the idea of preparing food!”

  • Council approves Barr property project

    By Diane Chiddister A controversial project that pitted the need for affordable senior housing against a concern for downtown aesthetics moved toward reality this week when Village Council unanimously approved the Friends Care Community’s proposal to build senior housing on the Barr property downtown. The vote was 5–0 on the second reading of the resolution, […]